In light of the current situation with the schools concerns around the Coronavirus, coupled with a large number of schools withdrawing from this week’s events, we have discussed this with our GSSN steering committee and we have decided to postpone all remaining events this term.

The plan will be to rearrange these events, where at all possible, for the summer term.

This involves all the events below.

Tuesday 17th March - Advanced Gym and Key Steps 3 Gymnastics

Thursday 19th March - Quicksticks Hockey

Thursday 26th March - Quadkids Athletics

Tuesday 31st March - Large Swimming Gala

Wednesday 1st April - Small Swimming Gala

We will also be cancelling the Tennis CPD which was due to take place on Friday 27th March.

I do hope that schools understand and support this decision, I am sure that like us you will agree that the health and well-being of us all must come first.

Stay Safe


***Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control, we are having to relocate our KS2 Key Steps Competition next Tuesday 4th February from 9.30-12.30

This will no longer be held at Ribston Hall High School but at ST PETER'S CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL.
Post Code GL4 0DD. **




The Teams

This competition is for students in Year 3 and Year 4.
Teams will be made up of 6 gymnasts (teams can be a mix of boys and girls).
All 6 gymnasts will compete, with the top 5 scores counting towards the team score.

Teams need to be made up of children who receive no more than 1 hour of community gymnastics club coaching per week.

This is not a competition for gymnasts who already receive development coaching and perform in a competitive structure outside of school.

See event details for further information and how to register

Gloucester City Cross Country Training Squad 2019/20

***Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control, we are having to relocate our next two Gloucester City cross country training sessions which are due to take place this Friday 31st January and the final session which is the selection race on Friday 14th February both from 2.00pm -3.00pm

 This will no longer be held at Ribston Hall High School but at Plock Court open fields next to the Gloucestershire University Arena (UoG Arena). This is not Oxtalls Tennis Centre, you need to drive past the Tennis Centre and park in front of the new Arena building where signage will direct you to our meeting place in the wooden auditorium overlooking the field.

Post code GL2 9DW


Congratulations to all competitors that qualified on the top 15 for Years 5&6 and top 10 for Year 4 at the Gloucester City Cross Country Championships.

In recognition of their outstanding performance, those athletes have been selected for the Gloucester City training squad and may then be selected from this squad to run in the Gloucestershire County Cross Country Championships which will be taking place on Saturday 29th February 2020 at Katharine Lady Berkeley’s School in Wotton- Under- Edge, GL12 8 RB.

The training sessions will provide athletes with an excellent opportunity to develop your Cross Country running. Whilst these sessions are optional it is hoped that most children will be able to attend most sessions.

Training sessions will take place at Ribston Hall High School  * new venue** please see above for details.

Sessions will run from 2.00pm till 3.00pm on the following dates:

Friday 29th November
Friday 17th January
Friday 31st January
Friday 14th February - Selection race

Saturday 29th February - County Championships (if selected)

Cheryl Stennett
School Games Organiser

Panathlon - Robinswood clinch National Primary glory

Robinswood Primary Academy pupils were crowned Panathlon National Primary champions at the Copper Box Arena on Thursday after edging out highly experienced rivals Barr View who were last year's inaugural winners and Drapers’ Brookside from London.

Robinswood pupils comfortably won Group 1 to secure the title, they edged defending champions Barr View from Birmingham into second, Barr View had won Group 3 and the Group 2 winners Drapers’ Brookside, our reigning London champions came in third.

With 136 competitors from 18 schools from all four corners of the country descending on the London 2012 venue, competition was fierce. That made Robinswood’s victory all the sweeter – especially for one pupil, Panathlon debutante Alisha Lee, 10.

“It’s awesome being a newcomer int the school team and coming to a place like this. It’s so cool. I don’t get to be in the school teams and I’ve never won first place in anything. My only other medal was for a house team competition and I only came fourth place – this is my first ever gold and I’m a national champion!”

“It’s been phenomenal,” said Stewart Radcliffe, a teacher at Robinswood, whose pupils won Group One by a mammoth 11 points ahead of nearest challengers Albert Pye from Suffolk.

Mr Radcliffe added: “To represent the school at this huge arena is excellent for our children who don’t tend to participate in any other sporting events. It helps them concentrate and boosts their self-esteem massively. They’ve been talking about it ever since they found out we had qualified.”

Such was Robinswood pupils’ excitement at coming to the Copper Box Arena, they invited two pupils – Jerry Powell and Kieran Lewellyn-Everett – who had helped them qualify but had since moved on to secondary school. “We felt they couldn’t miss out so contacted the high school and they were desperate to be part of it,” said Mr Radcliffe.